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Sydney - Australia
January 2013

Sydney Opera House
Website
also: SOHPackages - tour, dinner, show

Australian Museum,
6 College Street, Sydney

Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay West

The Star Casino | Sydney Lyric Theatre at The Star.

Theatres Sydney - Business, tourist things and accommodation

Sydney Guide

Things to do in Sydney

100 Top things to do in Sydney

SYDNEY and round about ~ EATING OUT!
Some of Sydney and Surrounds recommended dining places... (Check the price, before you book!) Some restaurants are both licensed and "BYO" (the wonderful Australian touch of Bringing Your Own wine... ) corkage will apply - enquire when you book the table.

Also check Restaurant Australia for some FABULOUS Australian dining!

SYDNEY City/Harbour
360 Bar and Dining, Revolving Restaurant and Bar @ the Top of Sydney Tower! spectacular views www
Aria Restaurant,
East Circular Quay+61 2 9252 2555 www
Beppi's, East Sydney +61 2 9360 4558 www
Cafe Sydney, Customs House, Circular Quay +61 2 9251 8683 www
Catalina Restaurant Lyne Park, Rose Bay +612 9371 0555 www
Chiswick 65 Ocean Street, Woollahra +61 2 8388 8688 www
Botanic Gardens Restaurant, Royal Botanic Gardens +61 2 9241 2419 www
ECQ Bar - "Tapastry" Menu! Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, 61 Macquarie Street, East Circular Quay +61 2 9256 4000 www
est. restaurant, George Street, Sydney +61 2 9240 3010 www
Felix French wine and food - Ash Street Laneway (Ivy)
+61 2 9240 3000 www
Flying Fish, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont (take a water taxi to get there!) +61 2 9518 6677 www
Guillaume Restaurant, Paddington (bookings taken now - opens August 2014) +61 2 9302 5222 www
The Dining Room & Bar, Park Hyatt, The Rocks +61 2 9256 1234 www
Italian Village, The Rocks, Sydney 1300 115 116 www
The Woods, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney +61 2 9250 3100 www
La Grillade Restaurant and Bar, Crows Nest +61 2 9439 3707 www
Manta, The Wharf at Woolloomooloo
www +61 2 9332 3822

Mosaic
, Westin Hotel, GPO no 1 Martin Place, Sydney
+61 2 8223 1110 www
Nick's Bar & Grill + Sydney-by-Sail Sail on the Harbour + Seafood Platter for Two (612) 9280 1110 www
O-Bar and Dining, Level 47 Australia Square, Sydney - revolving restaurant, spectacular views +61 2 9247 9777 www
Prime Grill Room
, GPO, no 1 Martin Place, Sydney +61 2 9229 7777 www
Quay, Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks +61 2 9251 5600 www (Check opening times durning OPT renovation)
Rockpool, The Rocks +61 2 9252 1888 www
Sails on Lavender Bay McMahons Point/Lavender Bay
+61 2 9955 5998 www (check opening days/times)

Sydney Tower Buffet
- views +61 2 8223 3800 www
Tetsuya's, Kent Street, Sydney +61 2 9267 2900 www
The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay Seafood a speciality (water taxi when the tide is right) +61 2 9518 9011 www

ALSO:
King Street Wharf - www Nick's Bar & Grill +61 2 9279 0122
Cockle Bay Wharf - many...www Eat Love Pizza, Coast ...
Darling Harbour - many...

SYDNEY
Metro area/Harbour/Ocean

(North)
Jonah's, Palm Beach (outer metro area) +61 2 9974 1212 www
Ormeggio at the Spit - excellent. Authentic Northern Italian cuisine and wines +61 2 9969 4088 www
Pilu at Freshwater, Harbord (northern suburb) Check opening times +61 2 9939 7528 www
The Bathers Pavillion, Balmoral Beach - spectacular views, harbourside +61 2 9969 5050 www

(East and East-ish)
Doyle's on Watson's Bay
- spectacular views back to Bridge and Harbour harbourside +61 2 9337 1572 www
Manta,The Wharf at Woolloomooloo +61 2 9332 3822 www
Sel et Poivre, casual, authentic French, Darlinghurst +61 2 9361 6530 www
The Pavilion,
in the Domain on the edge of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Breakfast/Lunch, weekends Jazz +61 2 9232 1322 www
The Restaurant @ The Art Gallery, (Fab food) Art Gallery Road, Sydney +61 2 9225 1819 www

(Southern beaches)
Summer Salt (absolute ocean-front, Southern Beaches) Elouera Surf-Life Saving Club, 66 Mitchell Road, Cronulla +61 2 9523 2366 www
Zimzala
, The Esplanade, Cronulla (absolute ocean-front, Southern Beaches) +61 2 9527 2011 www

HAWKESBURY River...
Berowra Waters Inn, Via East and West Public Wharves, Berowra Waters +61 2 9456 1027 www
Seaplane
| Drive/Ferry | Boat
Cottage Point Inn
(Lunch - or book one of the cottages - take a sea-plane from Rose Bay, Sydney!) +61 2 9456 1011
www take a sea-plane from Rose Bay, Sydney! Seaplane
The Settlers Arms Inn, St Alban's Pub, St Albans (original sandstone Cobb & Co staging post - car ferry crossing, gravel road, wonderful locals) +61 2 4568 2111 www

BLUE MOUNTAINS ... www
Ashcrofts Restaurant, Blackheath
Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath Check opening hours +61 2 4787 8297 www
Darley's @ Lilianfels
Katoomba www +61 2 4780 1200
Hydro Majestic, Medlow Bath - SUPERB views over the Escarpment to the Megalong Valley www +61 2 4788 1002 (Refurbishment through 2014)
Solitary Restaurant, Leura Falls www +61 2 4782 1164

....... and SOMETHING SPECIAL
Bakeries:

Blackheath: Blackheath Bakery 6 Govetts Leap Rd
Katoomba: Hominy Bakery main street of Katoomba
Leura: Loaves and Dishes www, Quinton's Bakery 179 The Mall, Leura 
Speciality shops:
Leura Gourmet - lunch + YUMMY chutneys and preserves. 159 The Mall, Leura +61 2 4784 1438
Collit's Inn, Hartley Vale - amazing jams and marmalades +61 2 6355 2072
Harvest Leura - aged wines, underground cellars +61 2 4784 1951

Sydney Tower Eye (CentrePoint) - Skywalk, observation and shopping

City of Sydney What's on and Major Events

Cockle Bay

Darling Harbour

Royal Botanic Gardens

Sydney Taronga Zoo - one of the world's most extravagantly situated zoos! A wonderful, Harbour ferry ride takes you to the Zoo with a View!

Sydney Aquarium

The Rocks

Awesome Foursome Fabulous!! Sailing Sydney Harbour | Skywalk | Harbourside Dinner Nick's Seafood Restaurant, Cockle Bay | Accommodation in the beautiful Art Deco Grace Hotel in the CBD ... worth a look, especially if 2-hours sailing the Harbour appeals

Bridge Climb, the Rocks

East Sail and more sailing on the Harbour

Sydney by Sea - Cruises | Kyaking | JetBoat | Whale Watching
(Mid May-Mid Nov)
Sydney by Sky - Ballooning | Skydiving | Heli-flghts |
Sydney Harbour by Foot - Harbour/ocean Walking Trails

A few hotels around The Rocks:

The Russell - right on Circular Quay, The Rocks. Varied room options - check whether share/ensuite bathroom!!

The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel Australia's oldest pub brewery - a special experience right in the heart of the Rocks. Check whether share/ensuite bathroom when booking...

Pier One fabulously positioned under the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Four Seasons Hotel, The Rocks

Harbour Rocks Hotel (restored, 150 year old heritage listed boutique hotel)

Also consult: Rediscover The Rocks

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A few hotels and apartments close to Darling Harbour, Sydney:
Through to 2016 the Sydney Convention Centre regeneration is taking place - discounts from the hotels, perhaps?

Darling Harbour Hotels (West side of Darling Harbour)
The Novotel, Darling Harbour (4.5-Star rating)
100 Murray Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009

The Hotel Ibis, Darling Harbour (3-Star rating)
70 Murray Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009

The Star (The Casino) Hotel and Apartments (5-Star rating)
80 Pyrmont Street, Sydney NSW 2009

Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments (4-Star rating)
243 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont 2009 NSW (Darling Harbour)


Hotels/Apartments (City Side of Darling Harbour
)
Park Royal Darling Harbour (4-Star rating)
150 Day Street, Darling Harbour Sydney NSW 2000

Novotel Rockford on Darling Harbour (4-Star rating)
17 Little Pier Street, Sydney (Chinatown end of Darling Harbour)

Four Points By Sheraton Darling Harbour Sydney (5-Star rating)
161 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour (3.5-Star rating)
132-136 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Adina Grand Harbourside Sydney (4.5-Star rating)
55 Shelley Street, King Street Wharf Sydney NSW 2000

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour (4-Star rating)
68 Harbour Street, Sydney NSW 2000 (Haymarket)

Aaron's Hotel Sydney (3-Star rating - popular - books out)
37 Ultimo Road, Sydney, NSW 2000 (Haymarket)

The Rocks

Queen Victoria Building QVB

Percy Marks Jeweller - opals, pearls 60-70 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Linneys - Western Australian pearls and diamonds. Level 3, Westfield Sydney

Paspayley Pearls - Western Australian pearls. Paspayley House, 2 Martin Place, Sydney

Aboriginal art and didgeridoos etc. 45 Argyle St, The Rocks

Aboriginal Prints - 68 Oxford St, Darlinghurst

South
Southern Highlands: Bowral, Moss Vale, Fitzroy Falls, Kangaroo Valley

North
Hunter Vineyards - as well as the Vineyards, Wollombi Tavern is a must!
WOLLOMBI accommodation: Capers Guesthouse and Cottage. Couples accommodation - beautiful place to stay. 02 4998 3211

NorthWest
Wiseman's Ferry
and Settlers Arms at St Albans, Dharug National Park

West - Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains
Medlow Bath Hydro Majestic Opening again November 2014 (walks and beautiful views)
Katoomba: The Three Sisters at Echo Point | Katoomba
Blackheath: the Megalong Valley | Grose Valley cliff-top walk
ThingsToDo/See - Overview of special vantages and views
Safaris and adventures | The 6-Foot Walking Track

WEB CAMS... and WEATHER
SYDNEY WEB CAM
SYDNEY WEATHER

BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) For (possibly...!) current weather conditions in Sydney.
Weather Channel | Yahoo weather site

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